The prom dress has evolved over the years from prim floor-length dresses with high necklines to more risqué ensembles with revealing cutouts.
One Americus, Ga.-based teenager is drawing criticism for her unusual choice of prom transportation: a hearse and a casket. Alexandrea Clark posed for her prom photos wearing a black and gold dress with a full tulle skirt. If that wasn’t distinct enough to make a grand entrance at her school’s dance, she then proceeded to get into a casket to take her to the event.
Nassir Nbl's mom was already raising him when her own prom came around, so she decided to skip it to save money for a home.
After going viral with a Black Lives Matter gown in 2017, Terrence Torrence is now turning heads with another creation: a suit jacket featuring the face of Michelle Obama, designed for a Mississippi teen.
After the passing of her great-grandmother, 17-year-old Skyler Branch decided she wanted to somehow honor her relative, as well as others who have inspired her, with a special dress on the big night.
The 18-year-old has been banned from the prom because of his gun-related social media posts: "2nd amendment part 2. YeeYee," he tweeted.
Promgoers are learning how to live large on a budget thanks to blogger Amber Scholl's crafty dressmaking skills.
Ashley Smith had 24 inches of her hair cut off so it could be made into a wig for her friend Alyssa White, who has Hodgkins lymphoma, to wear at her prom.
Skylar Fontaine, 18, stunned her Marine boyfriend, Gage Moak (who is in training almost 1,000 miles away), with a photo shoot starring his 2-year-old brother, Clay.
A teen's kind gesture of helping others look their best on prom night by lending someone her dress sparks a Twitter trend, with hundreds of people wanting to help.
One teen in western Michigan is hoping to make other the young women in her area feel good about this particular rite of passage by opening her own used gown pop-up store, Blessed with a Dress. “It originated from this experience I had at the mall, where I was looking in the mirror, trying on what felt like 100 dresses [for homecoming], and I couldn’t find something that I liked,” 16-year-old Chloe Mitchell told Yahoo Lifestyle.
A high school in Hawaii has a prom dress code that reportedly bans slits on the backs of dresses that expose the upper thighs and backless dresses.
Inspired by her sister’s pictures with confetti, Anna Priester decided to get festive with a different prop for her senior photos.
Shannon's mom asked for people's help to give Shannon the prom that she deserved. Hundreds came forward to offer their support.
Library technician Tami Troutt was just trying to help attract teens to the Simi Valley Library in California for the summer.
To go with her black gown with a high slit and plunging neckline for prom, Eleanor Clarke added silver accessories. In addition to strappy shoes and pearl drop earrings, the teen carried a metallic clutch. “Still don’t know how I got away with a huge hip flask as my prom clutch,” the high school student in the United Kingdom (where the legal drinking age is 18) captioned her formal photos on Twitter.
For many teens battling cancer, being forced to skip prom because of being in the hospital or having weakened immune systems is yet another bad side effect. It’s why a number of celebrities, patients, and guests gathered for Children’s Hospital of Orange County‘s “Alice in Wonderland” themed prom on Saturday, giving patients ages 14 to 19 the chance to party — as well as to be fussed over by professional stylists and hairdressers before the big dance. And from the number of fun-filled snaps on Instagram, it’s clear the hospital’s 16th annual oncology prom was a major success.
Dee Lewis posted several Facebook photos of her daughter Malexa Maeweather wearing a sheer white prom gown, made by local designer Kia Wagner.
Adrian Santiago showed off his extravagant prom look on social media. Adrian Santiago of Cidra, Puerto Rico wanted a prom look like no other — and from his glitzy photos he definitely achieved that goal. For the big night, the 18-year-old, who was crowned prom king at the event, styled a shimmering pink floor-length blazer-style dress paired with glamorous makeup.
Kimora Lee Simmons posts photos of her various fashion projects, her adorable children, and even some inspiring quote messages on her Instagram channel.